What does it mean to come together online in the current climate?
Exploring concepts of community and care in online spaces, this panel brings together writers, activists and researchers to discuss individualism, collectivity and care performed through digital technology. Speakers include writer Orit Gat, design activist Maral Pourkazemi and Dr. Francesca Sobande, lecturer in digital media studies.
This event is part of the Humanities Cultural Programme at TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) and accompanies Breathworks, Modern Art Oxford’s digital participatory project led by Lucy Sabin.
Online, free, booking essential via the TORCH website. Book now.
Image: ‘Breathwork’ by Caroline Smith
Orit Gat is a writer based in London and New York. Gat is a contributing editor at the White Review and has written about contemporary art and digital culture for a variety of magazines including frieze, e-flux journal, ArtReview, art-agenda and Art in America. http://oritgat.com/
Design Activist Maral Pourkazemi is the co-founder and creative director of all-womxn-led creative consultancy MADDthing and founding member of the cyberfeminist collective Deep Lab. Pourkazemi's design practice explores questions of freedom, censorship, storytelling and networks of radical care. https://monoment.io/
Dr. Francesca Sobande is a lecturer in digital media studies at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University and an affiliate of the Data Justice Lab. Her research particularly focuses on digital culture, Black diaspora, feminism, creative work, and the experiences of Black women. www.francescasobande.com